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Biographical entry Howe, John (1774 - 1852)

Born
1774
Redbourne, Lincolnshire, England
Died
19 December 1852
Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Explorer

Summary

John Howe was an early settler at Windsor, who led exploring parties in 1819 and 1820 to try to discover a trafficable route between the Hawkesbury and Hunter Rivers. He discovered Patrick's Plains and mapped a route which is now the Bulga Road. He is commemorated by Howe's Park in Singleton, Howe's Swamp, Howe's Mountain and Howe's Valley along the Bulga Road.

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1802
Life event - Arrived in Australia in the Coromandel I
c. 1802 - 1813
Career position - Owned land on the Hawkesbury River
1811 - 1813
Career position - Licensed auctioneer in Windsor, New South Wales
1813 - 1815
Career position - Built Howe's Bridge, a toll-bridge, over South Creek at Windsor
1814 - 1821
Career position - Chief Constable at Windsor
1819 - 1820
Career position - Exploration to find a path between the Hawkesbury and Hunter Rivers
1821 - 1828
Career position - Coroner
1839
Life event - Retired from Windsor to a small farm near Morpeth

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